Kowhai House

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Kowhai House was designed by Rafe Maclean as his family home. His family wanted a warm house after experiencing the state of rental houses in Dunedin. Like many of us several members of his family have asthma making clean air and warmth a health priority. On calm days in the winter in Dunedin, you can see and smell the coal …

Browne Residence

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  This certified passive house project was designed and built for a couple relocating to the Cambridge. They wanted to build a comfortable, energy efficient house that would suit their needs as they aged. This was Architype’s first passive house project in the North Island and given the relatively mild weather in the Waikato they wanted to try to stick …

iDEAL House

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The Ideal House is a 4 bedroom double-storey family home located in Beachlands, South-East Auckland. It was designed to be an educational show-home for two years, during which time it was opened every two weeks to showcase high performance building. The home was completed in 2014, and is certified as Passive House Plus and 10 Homestar Built. The construction of …

Hohaia House

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Hohaia House is the first certified Passive House Institute Low Energy Building in Matamata. It is also one of the first homes in New Zealand with a Low Energy Building certification, a Passive House Institute standard that is just a hair more permissive than the extraordinary Passive House Standard. This standard permits slightly more primary, heating & cooling energy, and …

eHaus Parthenay

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Striking family home with no windows to the south side of the building which is metal clad and faces the road. The southerly facade blends into the rural setting but the home opens up to impressive views of Ruhapehu to the north. Designed and built for his own family. First Certified Passive House Plus in Australasia. Original certification by Mosart …

Waikato ExpoHaus

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This Award Winning home is an eHaus Euro Located on a beautiful rural lifestyle block in Taupiri – north of Hamilton, this 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home has north facing living areas with plenty of indoor outdoor flow, and a double garage. A large covered outdoor living area is assessed from both the living areas. Contemporary exterior finishes of black …

Pitkin – Douglas Home

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The Pitkin-Douglas Home is a modest family home that is also the first certified Passive House Plus in the south island of New Zealand. This means that the design needs to be more efficient in terms of total energy used from the grid and generate at least 60 kWh/m²/year of energy in relation to the area covered by the building …

Shotover Passive House

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The Shotover Passive House was designed to suit a family in search of a comfortable, energy efficient permanent home in one of Queenstown’s newest suburbs. The original brief was for a simple but dramatic design that would overlook the park to the north of the house and contract with the more conservative surrounding dwellings. The form became simpler during the …

Lake Tarawera House

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This is a two storey bach over-looking the Lake. It is designed as a low-maintenance durable house, that has been integrated into the landscape with material selection and texture designed into the facades. The house takes advantage of the solar aspect and view to combine to a well-designed, private get away.                   …

Waikanae Passive House

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Energy Architecture was approached with a brief for a low maintenance dwelling to the Passive House standard. The client had already decided on the Passive House standard, independent of our advice and already had a builder lined up, who built their own certified Passive House project prior to construction of this project. Starting with the end in mind definitely made …